Jane and Fred Erickson of Lodi celebrated 72 years of marriage last month. They were married on Sept. 29, 1940 in Carson City, Nev. Fred was employed as an auto mechanic in Walnut Creek and Sutter Creek. He raced Midget autos at several tracks including Lodi in 1946.
Both of the Ericksons also celebrated their birthdays in September. Fred was 94 on Sept. 19 and Jane was 91 on Sept. 27.